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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> reporter: by those opposed to the four energy projects being considered. the district board heard about plans by phillips 66, west pack, chevron and va rare row. it's valero proposing a facility that could take delivery of crude oil brought in by railcar. >> that project is to bring in crude, to bring in 70,000 barrels of crude by rail as opposed to bringing it in by ship. >> reporter: the oil that would be unloaded from railcars and refined in benicia is what many consider a lower quality dirtier crude oil high in sulphur called tar sand. valero told the board it wouldn't increase emissions. even though the four proposals come from four oil companies with four different goals, many people who have environmental concerns believe that added together, those projects could be an environmental disaster. andres soto lives in richmond and remembers well chevron's explosion and refinery fire in august 2012. >> people here in the bay area are now waking up to the fact that the big oil has plans for our bay area and they are trying to sneak it in through the back door, the side door and any way
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